I hope someone can give me insight into the following questions 1:Are private schools more expensive then Public schools because they have more control over the students? 2:Why is it that Private schools can excercise more control/discipline over kids that Public? I have a feeling question #2 is part of the answer to question #1, but I am not sure, but I really just dont understand why Public schools are not allowed to have more control over students, students are there to learn right? am I seeing this as too simple of a solution, i.e....give the public schools the same power as private schools to handle the students, or is it really that much more complicated? I think the students would be better off in public schools if they had less distractions like the latest shoes, dress, pants, cell phones etc to take their attention off the real reason why they are there, TO LEARN...if you clown in private schools, after so many warnings, you are out, period, but in our public schools, kids come to school with knives, guns etc, are bullied, and it seems like the school is not sure how to deal with it. I think a lot of families would be at ease if Public Schools could have more control over students, I am sure the teachers would breath a sigh of relief. Please undetstand, I know NOT ALL KIDS in public schools are the problem, or have issues, Many are outstanding students, but there is for sure a problem with lack of control/discipline, I went to one myself, and its like anything goes. but that could just be me.....it did not use to be like this!